## anonymous 3 years ago simplify: x/2x+5=-5/x

1. anonymous

$\frac{ x }{ 2x+5 } = \frac{ -5 }{ x }$ $x ^{2} = -5 (2x+5)$ $x^{2} = -10x -25$ $x^{2} +10x +25 =0$ $(x+5)^{2} = 0$ you will stop at this step since we are only asked to simplify not solve x= -5 , -5

2. anonymous

thank you so much.

3. anonymous

URW :)